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Which mammal has more than seven cervical vertebrae (neck bones)? Sloth! Almost all mammals have seven neck bones, including giraffes with long necks and whales with short necks. The few exceptions include manatees and two-toed sloths, which each have only six cervical vertebrae, and three-toed sloths with nine cervical vertebrae

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In which country lies the southernmost point of mainland Europe? Spain! Punta de Tarifa, Spain is the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula and continental Europe. It is located in the province of Cádiz and the autonomous community of Andalusia on the Atlantic end of the Straits of Gibraltar. The coast of Morocco can be seen from this point.

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Which cats enojoy swimming? Tigers! Tigers living in the southeast Asia are semi-aquatic. They spend much of their time in rivers and feed on fish. Young tigers like to play in the water, and adults often take a bath just to keep cool during hot days.

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Where do guinea pigs come from? The Andes! Guinea pigs are neither pigs nor from Guinea. The origin of its common name is unclear, it may be a re-analysis of "Guyana", though they originate from the Andes and not Guyana.

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Is this a male, or a female cat? A female! This coat coloring, which combine two colors other than white (black and red in this case), is known as tortoiseshell, and it is found almost exclusively in female cats. This is because the X chromosome determines the color of the cat, and there are no color genes in Y chromosome. Thus, female cats with XX chromosomes may be three colored (including white), while male cats with XY chromosomes cannot. (with the exception of very rare XXY sterile…

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What is the average life span of a horse? 20-30 years! The modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years. Uncommonly, a few animals live into their 40s and, occasionally, beyond. The oldest verifiable record was "Old Billy", a 19th-century horse that lived to the age of 62.

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Which pets lack a sweet taste receptor? Cats! Domestic cats are neither attracted to, nor show avoidance of the taste of sweet carbohydrates and high-intensity sweeteners. Recordings from cat taste nerve fibers demonstrate responses to salty, sour, and bitter stimuli, but show no response to sugars. Other than that, the sense of taste in cats appears similar to that of other mammals.

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What kind of feeding is crossbill's beak adapted to? Coniferous-seed eating! Crossbills are characterized by the mandibles crossing at their tips, which gives the group its English name. These mandibles enable them to extract seeds from conifer cones.

Which mammals have the best sense of smell? Bears! The area of nasal mucous membrane in a bear's head is 7 times greater than a bloodhound's (and one hundred times larger than in a human's). Polar bears have been seen to march up to 40 miles in a straight line to reach a prey animal they have detected.

Which animals first returned from orbit? Belka and Strelka! Dogs were accompanied by a gray rabbit, 42 mice, 2 rats and flies. John F. Kennedy wasn't happy with losing the race into space. Nikita Khrushchev added a bit of salt to the wound when he gave Caroline Kennedy one of Strelka's puppies as a gift.